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Just in time to work on the elaborate holiday gingerbread house, Susan E. Morrison has just been named the new executive pastry chef at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first time a woman has been appointed to that position.
Before he pulled presidential rank to cut the line at barbecue joints, make pit stops for chocolate cake, fork into “crack” pies and chow down on all the hamburgers his heart desires, Barack Obama was vouching for a down-home spot.
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You would think that having the President of the United States, the First Lady and 250 guests over for dinner would make any chef really nervous. Well, not if you’re White Street N.Y.C.’s executive chef Floyd Cardoz.
At Franklin BBQ in Austin, where the hours of operation are quaintly listed as “11 a.m. — sold out,” the hankering and the hungry wait in line for hours for the famous brisket, pulled pork and ribs.
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What makes White House pastry chef Bill Yosses‘ pie crusts so addictive that President Obama, who calls Yosses the “Crustmaster,” joked Monday they must be spiked with crack cocaine? Turns out, it’s a lot of butter. And lard. And cream.
Snarling traffic and sending smartphone-wielding passerby into a collective tizzy, president Barack Obama and vice-president Joe Biden held a lunch meeting on Friday at the Shake Shack in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle — and hopped the counter for a photo opp.